Monsignor Nunzio Scarano has some ‘splainin’ to complete following a arrest that is second Vatican funds (Image: AP)
If you think you’ve heard the craziest embezzlement story in the history of guy, along comes a different one to prove you dead wrong. Such is the case of the Vatican monsignor already awaiting trial on costs of plotting to smuggle 20 million euros ($30.8 million) into Italy out of Switzerland, brain you who has now been charged individually for allegedly using their access to Vatican bank accounts to launder money.
Millions of Euros Moved Around
Referred to as ‘Monsignor 500’ because that is apparently his cash that is favorite denomination Monsignor Nunzio Scarano was arrested by monetary authorities in Salerno within the south of Italy, after police say he utilized fictitious donations from overseas businesses to move millions of euros through his Vatican Institute for Religious Functions accounts.
When police caught up with Salerno week that is last these people were able to confiscate 6.5 million euros well worth of bank accounts and genuine estate holdings, including a luxury condo occupied by Salerno himself that was decked out with high priced artwork and antiques.
A local priest was placed under house arrest while a notary public received a suspension for their alleged roles in the money-laundering scheme along with Salerno. But apparently the tentacles were far-reaching on this